How a Tiny Duck Brightened My Day: The Power of Small Gestures in Building Positive Corporate Culture

How a Tiny Duck Brightened My Day: The Power of Small Gestures in Building Positive Corporate Culture

Sometimes the largest impacts come from the smallest things. Yesterday was my birthday and after some morning festivities I was a bit scrambly getting to my office. I was thinking about all the work I had to catch up on after being on a conference circuit for a few weeks and how to get it…

Unleashing Collaboration: The Importance of Play at Work

Unleashing Collaboration: The Importance of Play at Work

In the bustling world of productivity and deadlines, the concept of “play” might seem out of place in the context of the workplace. However, in recent years, the idea of incorporating play into work environments has gained significant traction, and for good reason. Play isn’t just reserved for children; it holds profound benefits for adults too, especially in the realm of creativity, collaboration, and overall job satisfaction.

The Power of Social Connection: How Individuals Can Make a Difference

The Power of Social Connection: How Individuals Can Make a Difference

In the hustle and bustle of our daily lives, it’s easy to overlook the profound impact that social connections have on our well-being. From our relationships with family and friends to our interactions within our communities, fostering meaningful connections is essential for not only our happiness but also our overall health.

The Magic of Imagination: Unleashing New Solutions in Everyday Life

The Magic of Imagination: Unleashing New Solutions in Everyday Life

Imagination is the engine of human achievement, propelling us beyond the confines of the present into realms of innovation and possibility. From childhood dreams to groundbreaking scientific theories, it’s the force that shapes our world. In this exploration, we delve into the essence of imagination, its significance, and how to nurture it in our lives as a skill that’s accessible to anyone.

Starfish Synergies is now a Certified Women Business Enterprise

Starfish Synergies is now a Certified Women Business Enterprise

Starfish Synergies is Certified! We are proud to announce that Starfish Synergies is now a certified Women Business Enterprise by Women Business EnterprisesCanada Council (WBE Canada)! That means that corporations (like TD Bank, TELUS, and BMO) or government organizations (from City of Toronto to BDC) focusing on stronger supplier diversity can turn to knowledgeable and…

This one’s for the not-for-profits: What hat are you wearing today?

This one’s for the not-for-profits: What hat are you wearing today?

So, what hat are you wearing today? Are you the innovator, the problem solver, the communicator, or the cheerleader? For most leaders, it’s a fact that wearing many hats is a fundamental part of the job. Whether you are leading a small grassroots organization, or a large established non-profit, the demands of the job are…

Why Connection Matters Here, There, and Everywhere

Why Connection Matters Here, There, and Everywhere

We are wired to connect. After pandemic upheaval and social isolation, we were changed. When connection is taken away, there are long-lasting and sometimes dire consequences. The Reality We know that social isolation is hard, but did you know that social exclusion can feel like pain? Let’s consider one well known study conducted by UCLA neuroscientist…

Rise Above Life’s Challenges: How to Build Inner Resilience and Thrive
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Rise Above Life’s Challenges: How to Build Inner Resilience and Thrive

It’s Mental Health Week and few concepts have been linked more to mental health over the last couple years than resilience. Resilience is a fundamental quality that helps us thrive. It’s what allows us to pick ourselves up after a setback, dust ourselves off, and keep moving forward towards our goals. Or at least get…